Tag Archives: Illinois

Crutchfield Project – It’s a Start

Ancestor Biography – Crutchfield Project 52 Ancestors – Week 137 By Don Taylor I was recently asked to help someone learn more about his ancestry. He knew he was Italian, but didn’t know how much. He also knew his parent’s … Continue reading

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Pension – Asa Roberts – Death of Patience A. Roberts

Amanuensis Monday Pension – Asa Roberts – Death of Patience A. Roberts Transcription by Don Taylor 2 January 2017 _____OCT 15 1919_____ To the Chief, Finance Division: You are hereby notified that check #5120565 for $75 00/100 dated Oct 4 … Continue reading

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Samuel Vaden Scott – A Man of Two Families

Roberts-Brown-2016 Research Roberts/Scott Line By Don Taylor Samuel Vaden Scott was married twice. The first time with Amanda Jane Haley.  He and Amanda had four children. Amanda died in 1889 and Samuel remarried. The original children seemed to scatter and … Continue reading

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Biography – Patience Anna Marshall (1845-1919)

Patience Anna Marshall Dean Roberts (1845-1919) Roberts/Brown #17 By Don Taylor Patience Anna Marshall’s childhood appears to be pretty much non-existent. Evidence indicates her father died before she was six years old. She was married at 13 years-old, had a … Continue reading

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Biography – Asa Ellis Roberts (1835-1886)

Roberts/Barnes Research By – Don Taylor “The rich got money and the Roberts got kids.” Well, at least they did back in the 19th century. My second great-grandfather, Asa Ellis Roberts, came from a large family. He was one of at … Continue reading

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Donna Darling – 1925 – Alton, Illinois

Alton Evening Telegraph 26 & 28 Sep 1925 (Thanks to Newspaper Archive) On September 26th 1925, The Alton Evening Telegraph advertised a Vaudeville show at the Grand Opera House (Grand Theatre), “Donna Darling and Girls: Singing and Dancing Review.” In … Continue reading

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